In November, Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK is hosting a ‘Festival of Ethical Science‘. This will be a series of webinars and discussions on the ethical implications of science and technology – and we want your views!…
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SYP UK held its second webinar, on the ethical, political and technical issues around lethal autonomous weapons (or ‘killer robots’), on 30th June 2020.
- Laura Nolan, a software engineer who recently resigned from Google in protest over its involvement with the US DoD’s ‘Project Maven’ – Starts at 0min20s – Slides here
- Elizabeth Minor, an Advisor at Article 36, an NGO that works to develop new legal standards to prevent civilian harm from weapons – Starts at 20mins30s – Slides here
- David Ellwood, a theoretical physicist, mathematician, and Exec Committee member of British Pugwash (former Research Director of the Clay Mathematics Institute) – Starts at 37mins – Slides here
The webinar was chaired by Orlanda Gill, a University of Warwick graduate.…
Topics covered in the British Pugwash May 2020 Newsletter include:
- Pugwash statement on the Open Skies Treaty and New START
- Pugwash statement on NPT Review postponement and risks post-pandemic
- Obituary – Julian Perry Robinson
- Dr Frank Boulton on ‘Nuclear war and public health’
- A selection of relevant articles
The newsletter can be found online here…
Student / Young Pugwash UK held its fifth Annual Conference in March 2020, titled ‘Warwick Technology & Peace Conference‘, in association with the Warwick Pugwash Student Society.
It was a multidisciplinary conference about the risks posted by emerging technologies, as well as political and technical solutions to control them.…
On 9th March 2020, University of Oxford Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) will be hosting Prof. John Finney (UCL) to discuss ‘The Russell-Einstein Manifesto: Its Origins and Legacy’
Date/Time: 9th March, 7.45pm
Location: Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Physics Dept.,…
Topics covered in the British Pugwash November 2019 Newsletter include:
- Film & Debate – The End of Nuclear Weapons? – KCL, 28 Nov
- Remembering General Sir Hugh Beach
- Multimedia from Ethical Science mini-conference, Nottingham
- Crowdfund appeal – Help SYP UK get to Doha 2020!